Excellent food as always.
Food was excellent as always. Desert left much to be desired. My server was not engaging, she was rushing around when the restaurant did not appear to be busy. The manager on duty and other servers were on point engaging and anticipated my needs-my hope was that I could have tipped them and not the server assigned to my table.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent and everyone
Food was excellent and everyone was happy with their meals. Waitperson was energetic and meals were served quickly. Parking located behind restaurant making this a good reason to visit Ecco and not be concerned with city parking.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
My son had a flight into Logan on a friday night so my wife and I decided to try Ecco (which is nearby). What a great find. Starts with free (and ample) parking out back. Waitress was very friendly and helpful with the menu, drinks and specialties. Food was excellent. Lobster chowder is a must, and everything else was very good. Atmosphere is very good - not a huge place, but tastefully elegant. Manager (owner?) paid close attention to what was going on and stopped by to make sure everything was going well (it was). I would definitely recommend - its the kind of place that you want to see do well - and it delivers.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was my first time at Ecco, and living in Chelsea, its nice to be relatively close to a restaurant like this. The food was surprisingly good - fresh ingredients. The service was awesome and the place itself had good lighting and tasteful decor. I thought that the huge flatscreens took away from the place, but I get it - its a bar as well. I also thought that it was a little overpriced. This is concerning because of where this restaurant is located, and the potential for it to turn into a restaurant that only caters to those NOT living in East Boston or Chelsea because of its prices.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
You Won't Be Disappointed
A bustling place in a neighborhood where you wouldn't expect this kind of upscale dining. Can be crowded, but service is friendly and the food is top-notch.
4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our second visit. Terrific. G
Our second visit.
Great experience all around
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A credit to Eastie
I have been to Ecco numerous times and have never been disappointed. The staff and management are accommodating, friendly and extremely welcoming.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant gave me everything a high class Boston restaurant would with the benefit of not being in the city. They also have their own parking lot so parking is easy!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
East Boston Gem
I was visiting Boston, and happened upon Ecco due to its proximity to Logan airport. The experience was great! Delicious food, knowledgeable staff, and very reasonable prices. I'd recommend it for anyone who would like to find a reasonably priced meal that will delight the palette.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Time was an issue for us and they helped out alot!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was better a few months ago
I still give Ecco 4 stars because its appetizers are excellent. However, I do think that its entrees used to be a lot tastier. I've been here 4 times in the past year and this past visit was not as good as previous ones. I will continue going because I love the ambiance, and the staff is pretty nice, albeit service is a tad slow....
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first experience at Ecco. I had the Sea Bass Special & it was outstanding. I was a generous piece of sea bass served over a lobster risotto. The risotto had so much lobster in it it could have been a meal in itself. My husband had the short ribs and it was god, but the rib portion could have been bigger. Will try again.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, classy atmosphere in run down neighborhood, creative menu (food and drink), VERY good food!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Since me & my husband have been here before, we had no problems except the music was tad to loud & a/c just a bit off. Could have been a little bit cooler. But since we took someone out for their "Birthday", the person was a bit disappointed with ambience, etc.. since "Zagat" gave it a good rating. I guess they were hoping for "tables clothes", since you had cloth napkins. My husband remembers when "ECCO" 1st opened they had table clothes & it made the place look really "classy" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our food was 4*, / service in my eyes was 4* -but not in birthday's persons, ? ambience 4* ,/ noise level (music 3*)..
i know my husband & I will be back, the other party won't due to lack of ambience.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful atmosphere, easy to find, great parking and DELICIOUS food! Loved the bread, scallops, halibut, lamb chops, surf and turf. There were 6 of us and everyone was delighted! Lovely waitress, very attentive service, would go back in a minute and recommend to friends!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
ive been at ecco twice and enjoyed it both times never disappointed.....
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ecco Boston had a great interior
Ecco Boston had a great interior and is definitely a neighborhood gem. The service was extremely poor; however, I think it was more our waitress than a reflection of the restuarant as a whole since other servers seemed to be cognizant of their customers. The food was phenomenal and the atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for after a long day of work not far from home!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Date night success
Went here on a date. We ate the muscles for an appetizer, a T-bone steak special, the duck entree, and the tiramisu. All of the food is excellent and could easily be served at a five star restaurant. My favorite was the duck- literally falling off the bone because it was cooked so perfectly. The atmosphere is well decorated but unusually casual for such good quality food though, with TV's playing sports in the dining and bar areas. Our server was very sweet and went beyond expectations. The cocktails, wine, and beer were all pretty standard and could probably be improved upon. Overall, I would definitely come back here and recommend it to someone looking for a really good meal in the neighborhood.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ecco has become our favorite restaurant in Boston. The food is elegant, plentiful, absolutely delicious, and beautifully presented. The service is consistently attentive and thorough. The servers are personable and well-informed about the menu and cocktails. The atmosphere is warm and attractive. I don't understand why Ecco isn't more crowded. Oh, and the bread is CRAZY good. Highly recommend Ecco.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love trying new places and this place was one of the best finds ever!!! The food was unbelievably good. I ate my meal so slow to savor every bite. The service was just as amazing. Very attentive. I can not wait to go back.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ssecond Time as Good as First
Great gem...delicious food, great selection, lovely ambiance, fantastic service and just a great spot for good food!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great find. I was staying by Logan at the Hyatt. Dined on my own at the bar. The food was very fresh and presented well. The prices were also very reasonable. I will certainly go back and tell others about this find. Thank you for a great dining experience.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant in an unassuming neighborhood. Beer list is excellent and food was great. Classy place!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
overall great menu with options
overall great menu with options for all food lovers
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The general manager, Deanna, is lovely and she runs a fantastic restaurant. The food was great, the ambience was great I would return.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was exceptional
Every single thing we ordered from the drinks to dessert was delicious. We had an Italian meat plate special appetizer and the meatball bites. BOTH were to die for. For dinner we had braised ribs and the sirloin....DELISH! The crime brûlée was awesome and the Martina's delicious (The Sunshine was awesome). Server was knowledgable and patient while still being attentive. Overall, awesome experience. Great for date night.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
East Boston gem
Easy to get to from I-93 and street parking available. Beautiful interior and refined Italian food. Our waiter was professional and attentive. Food was beautiful in presentation and delicious. Will look forward to returning!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another excellent meal
I selected Ecco for my birthday dinner with a small group of family members. I was optimistic that the menu would appeal to the foodies while not intimidating the non-foodies in the group, and it worked out perfectly. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and the cocktail list. He handled the slow decision-makers and the bad jokers in our party with patience and good humor, and the evening was a great success. We shared the fried calamari appetizer, which was fresh and delicious, and the meatball bites which were insanely good. (I highly recommend mopping up the sauce with some of the tasty rosemary focaccia served at each table.) Main courses were amazing, but no space here for details. Great night, great food, great service.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ecco dining experienc
After much difficulty arriving at the restaurant because of the one-way part of the street, the experience soared. the waitress was great, the food fabulous (I even ordered food to take home) . would definitely recommend it as a memorable dining experience.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The waitress was very polite and helpfull, she also had a sense of humor as there were 5 guys and my older brother (75) jokingly asked for her number and she gave him a phone number and said "he'll forget my number in 5 minues" and we all laughed! The food was excellent and cooked just the way I like my Steak. The Wine was very good! The booth was very nice and comfortable we could have a nice quite conversation and not have to raise our voices to hear each other.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were leaving Logan Airport
We were leaving Logan Airport and looking for a place to eat. This place was a great find. Great mixed drinks, excellent salad, lovely fresh fish. Our server was very helpful and attentive. We will be back.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ecco is a lovely restaurant tucked away on a small street in East Boston. The food is delicious. Everyone in
my party enjoyed their meal, which included lobster ravioli, shrimp scampi (the best ever!) and wonderful mussels.
The bread they serve is delicious, with an herbed butter.
The service was excellent. I will come back and would recommend this restaurant highly.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM